London : Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2002.
Book — 104 p. ; 24 cm.
Why is Saudi Arabia important?-- what is important in Saudi Arabia?-- towards a viable Saudi strategy for Gulf security. Saudi conceptions of national and Gulf security: Saudi security horizons - regional threat assessments-- oil security and defence-- Saudi foreign policy-- Saudi Arabia and the West - divergent security expectations-- the regional framework - GCH collective security. The internal dimensions of Saudi security: changing society-- the political framework and emerging strains-- defence issues and the social compact-- Saudi citizens' concerns-- national security and relations between rulers and ruled. The impact of
2001: Saudi Arabia and Islamic extremism-- a new campaign of Saudi-bashing and the Saudi response-- the Saudi-American relationship - the circle and the square. Conclusion: a policy of inclusion, not exclusion-- the health of Saudi-US relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This paper examines Saudi Arabia's security from the Saudi point of view, concentrating on internal challenges to the country's security as well as external threats. It argues that Saudi Arabia should pursue a policy of inclusion "vis-a-vis" Iraq and Iran, rather than simply following the Western emphasis on the exclusion of these states. It also surveys US-Saudi relations in the aftermath of the terrorist strikes of the 11th of September 2001 and concludes that, while relations have been damaged, a continued co-operative relationship is in the interest of both parties. (source: Nielsen Book Data)